MTech in Structural Engineering

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MTech Structural Engineering

MTech (Master of Technology) in Structural Engineering is a postgraduate course that students pursue for a tenure of 2 years. This engineering course helps you with the consideration and analysis of design, structural stability, general safety, reliability of the construction, withstanding seismic forces and building failures. Moreover, graduates after completion are employed as Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Site Engineer, Construction Engineer, Design Engineer, Planning Engineer, Project Manager, Project Estimator, etc. In this blog, we take a look at all of the details about this course, including eligibility, top universities, scope etc.

Full name of the course  Master of Technology in Structural Engineering
Level of the course  Post-Graduation
Duration 2 years 
Type of examination Semester-wise
Eligibility criteria UG degree in Civil Engineering or a related field
Average Fee (India)  INR 9,470 – INR 2,80,000 per year
Average salary (India) INR 3,50,000 – INR 8,00,000 per year

MTech Structural Engineering: Syllabus

The syllabus for the course of  MTech in Structural Engineering for four semesters is as following but it may vary depending upon the different colleges:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Stability of Structures
  • Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity
  • Finite Element methods
  • Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Theory of Plates and Shells
  • Structural Dynamics
  • CAD in Structural Engineering
  • Advance Concrete Technology
  • Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Structures
  • Analysis of Deep Foundation
  • Design of Steel and Composite Structures
  • Safety in Construction
  • Seismic Design of Structures
  • Project Work

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Eligibility for MTech in Structural Engineering

If you want to pursue MTech in Structural Engineering then you must qualify the following criteria –

  • You must have done a  B.E./B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized college or university in India.
  • If you have completed a B.Tech  in related fields such as Construction Technology, Architectural Engineering, etc. then also you are eligible.
  • You must score a minimum of 60% in your undergraduate degree.
  • The cut-off for admission depends on the colleges and universities. Some universities may also have a lower cutoff for eligibility.
  • Moreover, if you have done AMIE in Civil Engineering then also you are eligible to apply.

Admission Procedure

In order to get admission to MTech Structural Engineering abroad, a candidate has to fulfil the requirements set by the university. A general admission process has been given below:

  • Fill the application form for the university. Generally, universities have their own application portal for postgraduate admissions.
  • Admissions are generally conducted based on GRE scores. Appear for the exam well before the application deadline to account for retakes, if needed.
  • A GRE score of more than 325 out of 340 is considered to be very good. For good colleges, you should generally aim for a score between 315 and 325.
  • Apart from that, universities will also require you to submit an english proficiency test score. Exams such as IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE etc. are used for this purpose.

In India, the admission procedure is through merit basis and entrance exams. Some colleges offer this course based on merit but most common is through entrance basis and the entrance exams are given below :

  1. GATE
  2. PGEE
  3. IITB
  4. IIITH

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MTech in Structural Engineering Colleges Abroad

Some of the top universities in the world where you can pursue this course have been given below along with their QS World Rankings.

QS World Ranking Name of the Universities/ Colleges  Couse
3 Stanford University, USA MS in Structural Engineering
7 Imperial College London, UK MSc General Structural Engineering
14 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland Master GC in Structural Engineering
32 University of California Berkeley (UCB), USA MS in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Material
57 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands MSc in Structural Engineering
82 University of Illinois, USA MS Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
165 RWTH Aachen University, Germany Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities M.Sc.

MTech in Structural Engineering Colleges in India 

Name of the Colleges Fees Average Placement Packages 
National Institute of Technology (NIT) INR 1.63 Lakhs INR 7 Lakhs
International Institute of Information Technology INR 2.80 Lakhs INR 8 Lakhs
Delhi Technological University INR 1.66 Lakhs INR 5.50 Lakhs
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) INR 2.75 Lakhs INR 4 Lakhs
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science INR 1.20 Lakhs INR 4.50 Lakhs
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (IARE) INR 70,000 INR 3.50 Lakhs
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute INR 81,750 INR 3.75 Lakhs
Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) INR 99,000 INR 4 Lakhs
Visvesvaraya Technological University INR 9,470 INR 4 Lakhs
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) INR 15,000 INR 3.50 Lakhs

Job Profiles after MTech in Structural Engineering

The most popular job profiles to pursue after completion of MTech in Structural Engineering are:

Job Profiles Average Salary Package
Structural Engineer INR 6 Lakhs
Construction Engineer INR 5.50 Lakhs
Civil Engineer INR 6.50 Lakhs
Site Engineer INR 7 Lakhs
Design Engineer INR 6 Lakhs
Source: Payscale
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Average Salary

The average salary earned by MTech in Structural Engineering holders in various countries is as follows.

Country Average Annual Salary after MTech in Structural Engineering
India INR 6.75 Lakhs
USA USD 133,000 (INR 1 cr)
Canada CAD 70,000 (INR 41.65 Lakhs)
New Zealand NZD 135,000 (INR 69.50 Lakhs)
Australia AUD 95,000 (INR 51.59 Lakhs)
Source: Payscale

Top Recruiters 

Most famous companies that recruit students after completion of MTech in Structural Engineering are :

  1. Larsen & Toubro Ltd
  2. Gammon India Ltd
  3.  Mayur Construction
  4. DLF
  5. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra)
  6. Shapoorji Pallonji & Co.
  7. Tata Projects Ltd.
  8. GMR Group
  9.  Hindustan Construction Company
  10. Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  11. JMC Projects
  12. IRCON International

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